JOE SMITH RUMORS & GOSSIP
The Angels needed to make a big move to fix their flagging bullpen. So they went out and signed a guy with most unassuming name ever, Joe Smith. But don't let his anonymity fool you, the Halos might finally have found the guy to stabilize their middle relief.
The Los Angeles Angels had a disappointing season last year and it was all based around the horrid pitching staff, from starters to the bullpen, the Angels simply just couldn’t get anybody out.
Joe Smith should shore up the back end of the bullpen (photo credit: Jason Miller/Getty Images North America)
Past ace Jered Weaver and C.J. Wilson, the Angels had a horrible season on the...
Free agent right-hander Joe Smith could finalize his $15.75 million, three-year contract with the Los Angeles Angels before Thursday's Thanksgiving holiday, a person with knowledge of the negotiations said Tuesday.
Smith agreed to terms on his new deal during the weekend and was traveling home from vacation Tuesday in order to undergo his physical with Los Angeles, the person...
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November 26, 2013
The Los Angeles Angels have moved to strengthen their bullpen for the next few seasons by signing former Cleveland Indians reliever Joe Smith to a three-year deal worth just over $15 million. The news was first reported by CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman on Sunday. Smith was a free agent after spending five years with the Indians. Alden Gonzalez of MLB.com reports that Smith’s signing...
The Angels bolstered their bullpen Saturday night, agreeing to terms with former Cleveland Indians setup man Joe Smith on a three-year deal for about 15 million.
The signing, confirmed by a person familiar with negotiations but not authorized to speak publicly about them, is not expected to be announced until Smith passes a physical.
Smith, who turns 30 in March, has been one of...
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Here are the stories from Saturday, November 23rd.
Cleveland Indians setup man Joe Smith is set to sign a 3-year, $15 million deal from the Los Angeles Angels, reports CBS Sports’ Jon Heyman on Saturday night.
The 29-year-old Smith was expected to depart this offseason, as general manager Chris Antonetti had previously addressed the team’s radical bullpen turnover. The Indians already released Chris Perez, while Smith, Rich Hill...
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Just when you thought that you'd seen it all in a Major League Baseball game, Cleveland Indians reliever Joe Smith provided us with something I've never seen before. Cleveland starting pitcher Justin Masterson appeared to be ready to come out and Smith thought manager Manny Acta had called him from the pen. Sadly, Acta didn't and Mr. Smith had a forgettable moment...
I don’t need to tell you that being a professional athlete has its perks, but even the benefits of fame in the sports world has its limitations, especially when you’re a little known relief pitcher for the Cleveland Indians with a rather common name.
The Tribe’s Joe Smith was involved in an altercation with bar staff at the Roundhouse Bar in Put-In-Bay, Ohio early Sunday morning...
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Reports obtained from Put-in-Bay Police Department allege that Cleveland Indians relief pitcher Joe Smith was involved in an altercation wherein the player attempted to enter an establishment without proper identification and was detained following his attempt to use “being a pitcher for the Cleveland Indians” as suitable response.
Per the report, “Mr. Smith” grew upset with...